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Jacobsen Battery Box Hold Down Repair

Feb 04, 2014 03:33 PM | hamman in Tech Tips / How To

A lost hold down bolt caused alittle work but well worth the effort and may help someone else along the way.

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Servicing Utility Trailer Hubs

Sep 22, 2013 09:35 AM | Oo-v-oO in Tech Tips / How To

Here's a step-by-step procedure for servicing the hubs on a utility trailer. This should be done once a year but we've probably all seen a trailer sitting on the side of the road with bearing problems so it is evident that most people neglect this important preventative maintenance task. Follow these easy steps and you can tow your trailer across town or across the country without worrying about bearing failure.

Read More    5 comments       trailer hubs, trailer hub service

Frozen-Rusted Tight Roll Pin Removal

Sep 10, 2013 09:20 PM | jimbobbillyray in Tech Tips / How To

Got a tight rollpin that won't budge? Here's a simple method to get them out

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Make Your Own Penetrating Oils Like PB Blaster...

May 25, 2013 11:14 AM | Utah Smitty in Tech Tips / How To

A look at the effectiveness of commercial penetrating oils, and how you can make your own for much less. Machinist's Workshop recently published some information on various penetrating oils. The magazine reports they tested penetrates for break out to...

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Sundstrand Series 15 Inline Pump/Motor Rebuild

Apr 08, 2013 10:37 AM | Petenpole in Tech Tips / How To

The mysterious pump between our legs that provides our forward and reverse momentum as well as the extra oomph for lift cylinders isn't really that intimidating when it comes time to rebuild one. It actually took about 10 times as long to write the fo...

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A Simple Tip to Make It Easier to Install Rear...

Oct 08, 2012 10:11 PM | Utah Smitty in Tech Tips / How To

Have you ever struggled trying to get a rear wheel bolted up on a GT because you had to hold the wheel up in place, line up the hole, and get the lug bolt to start--all the time bending over a 12" wheel???

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How to remove a stuck muffler nipple

Aug 06, 2012 05:37 PM | John@Reliable in Tech Tips / How To

Muffler broken, won't came off? Here's a easy way to remove one that doesn't take any bleeding to remove in about 5 -10 minutes your done (no kidding)

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Engine Turning Aluminum

Jul 11, 2012 07:20 AM | LilysDad in Tech Tips / How To

I'm going to demonstrate how to engine turn an aluminum panel on a drill press. There are other ways to do this, but this is what worked for me. If you wish to do alot of this, there are kits on the market that include wire brushes. I have even heard of guys using a dowel chucked in a drill with lapping compound applied. I did try this, but it was a mess and gave poor results.

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A Simple "Weigh" to Add Weight to Your...

Jun 30, 2012 05:45 PM | Utah Smitty in Tech Tips / How To

If you find yourself wishing you had more weight on the front, rear or both ends of your tractor but don't have a torch to cut out and hang odd pieces of steel on it, this little trick might help--

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Lawnmower Blade Sharpening Methods and Tips

Apr 25, 2012 04:24 PM | Wayne195 in Tech Tips / How To

Well, I'm sure with spring well on the way already, many of you have already, or will have to sharpen your lawnmower blades, so I decided to put together a little write up with some simple methods, and tips, on how to sharpen your lawnmower blade.

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